Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lenape (Delaware) peoples
  • flute, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Oklahoma, United States
  • wood, buckskin, metal, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 45.5 x 3 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5911

Cylindrical wooden flute. Brown. Windhole in end, rectangular block partially blocking whistle hole, held in place with a light colored buckskin strip. Six finger holes. Three more strips of buckskin wrapped near either end and one in center, all held with a gold colored metal bead. Repeated design down either side has a series of diamond outlines with two black triangles in each and in the space between diamonds.